Possibly Bella Bella, British Columbia
H: 3" (7.6cm) , L: 6 1/2" (16.5 cm)
A Tsimshian Raven Rattle
Length: 14 ½ inches (36.83 cm)
Adelaide de Menil and Edmund Carpenter (Acquired in 1970s from the Martin Best family of Toronto)
Private Collection, New York
Clutching a “box of daylight” in its beak, the raven figure with a humanoid, frog and kingfisher in full relief at the top, a hawk face on the underside and the number A7559 inked on the side.
The classic raven image of man and a frog sharing a tongue reflects the central concept of shamanic tradition on the coast.
Copper, Horn, Hide, Shell inlay
Allan Backstrom, Bothell, WA (late 1970’s)
Robert Burawoy, Paris - France
Arnold Alderman Coll, acquired from
Morning Star collection, Santa Fe, NM
Fred Boschan, Santa Fe, NM
Wood, natural and commercial pigments.
Late 19 century (circa 1870’s)
13 1/2in. width by 10 3/4in. height with attachments
Jonathan Holstein, NY
Ziff Family collection